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Jul 02, 2017

Middletown Public Library Programs


Teen Scenes with Youth Stages – Wednesday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. Participants will work on scripted two-person and small group scenes, making character choices vocally and physically, devising blocking, rehearsing, and sharing these scenes with one another. This program will be conducted by Jean Prall Rosolino of the Youth Stages Theatre Company. This session is for teens and tweens going into sixth-eighth grade.

Art in the Garden with Miss Nicole – Friday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Nicole outside in the garden as she leads you in creating a landscape canvas using oil pastels. Bring an old t-shirt or smock to protect your clothing. Rain date is July 21. Registration is required, as space is limited. For grades 5 through 12.

Teens’ Top Ten Reading Committee – Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. This program is for teen volunteers, ages 14+. Each month, members will discuss a teen book they read, write a book review to add to the book review blog, and discuss which books (if any) they will choose to nominate for the Teens’ Top Ten Book Awards (a yearly award given nationally to the 10 best teen books of the year, nominated and voted for by teens). Members will also work together to publicize the yearly awards and encourage others to vote during the voting period (August 15-October 14). Members receive community service hours for attending meetings and writing reviews. There are also leadership opportunities within the group, if interested.

TinkerCad 3D Design Workshop – Tuesdays and Fridays from July 25 to August 18. Learn how to design your own 3D object using TinkerCad. By the end of the eight-class workshop, you will have created your own design for the 3D printer. Submit your designs at the end of the last class, and the library will create your design using their 3D printer. For teens and tweens ages 11-15.



“Build a Better World” 2017 Summer Reading Magic Show (all ages) – Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Join Magic Jim and his trusty sidekick puppet Mortimer as they use books that can be found in your library to create a magical, inspirational, and fun program. Specifically tailored to meet this summer’s reading theme, the performances uses magic, humor, puppetry, and lots of audience participation. It is guaranteed to amaze, inspire, and get young people excited about books and reading!

“Build a Better World” Junior Engineers (ages 4-7) – Wednesday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. Young engineers will build fun and simple models using DUPLO® blocks. From puppy dogs that move to seesaws to pinwheels and games, children will love what they create in this class. By playing with and manipulating these models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels, and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Classes include free-building time and playtime to promote creativity.

“Build a Better World” Amusement Park Adventure (ages 6-10) – Wednesday, July 12 at 3:30 p.m. In keeping with the Summer Reading theme, you’re invited to Amusement Park Adventure! Design your own amusement park in this super fun and interactive program. Learn how to use LEGO® bricks and other building materials to create roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, and other awesome rides. You will build and design amusement park attractions of your very own in this exciting class.

Enviro-Scrape Presented by Freehold Soil Conservation District (grades K-5) – Monday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. The Enviroscape is a visual, hands-on tool that demonstrates how water pollution results from everyday activities such as fertilizing the lawn, walking your dog, changing motor oil, and littering. When it rains, pollutants are washed into storm drains that flow to our streams, rivers, lakes, and ocean. Students will learn how everyone in their communities can reduce non-point source pollution and have healthier watersheds.

The Ribbles Build a Residence (ages four and up) – Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. Traveling Lantern Theater Company will perform “The Ribbles Build a Residence” that shows architecture, building, and construction. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques, the audience will help draw a ground plan.

Nature Nick Animal Adventures – Live Animals! (ages four and up) – Friday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one. See how every animal in nature has a role, which in turn helps us build a better world!


All programs require registration unless noted otherwise. Register for events at www.mtpl.org or by phone at (732) 671-3700, ext. 340. The Middletown Public Library is located at 55 New Monmouth Road in Middletown.